All posts by Eileen Delacrétaz

Ethno-linguistic diversity: an indicator of urban evolution

Urbanization has a significant impact on social and economic growth and prosperity. But predicting the pattern of urban evolution in the future is difficult. New research, however, reveals that the level of ethno-linguistic diversity is a significant predictor of how urbanization is likely to evolve in a region.

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Motivation matters: The importance of intrinsic motivation in behavioral change app design

Designing a mobile app to help create lasting changes in behavior is a difficult challenge. New research suggests that a measure of motivation – the Intrinsic Motivation Index score (IMI) – could play an important role in any solution.

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Short, simple and assured: Making integrated reporting pay

Integrated reporting provides a more holistic representation of a firm’s activities, combining key financial and non-financial information, including environmental and social details. Better still, research by Gaia Melloni and her colleagues reveals that firms producing concise and easy to understand reports, in line with international guidelines, may benefit economically in terms of market value and liquidity, compared with those that do not. But with some important caveats.

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